Your kitchen is probably the most tedious room in the house to clean. What with all those pots, pans, cutlery and food, it’s not surprise that most homeowners dread cleaning their kitchens. But it must be done one way or another and you can’t ignore cleaning your kitchen – not at all. A dirty kitchen can serve as a sanctuary for pests, microorganisms and other harmful agents that can damage your health. That’s why effective and quick cleaning is the way to go about in the kitchen.
In this short blog post, we’ve listed down and explained some of our tried and tested cleaning tips for the kitchen. Moving in a systematic way and making the most of your time is what will make your kitchen cleaning a successful venture. Keep reading to find out how exactly to tidy up your kitchen in no time.
Tip #1: Clean and Cook Simultaneously
We know that in order to cook up that crazy hard lasagna recipe, you need your full attention on the cooking. But how about sparing yourself some post-cooking cleaning headache and clean along the way? This is by far the most useful and best tip anyone can give you. Clean as you cook and you’ll save both your time and energy.
If you’re using a wooden cutting board, why not wash it right after you’ve used it? If you’ve prepared your dough on the counter, how about wiping the surface immediately after you’re done?
Another benefit of cleaning as you cook is that food stains will be easy to remove. If you leave the cleaning for later, stains and spills might harden and become even more tricky to get rid of.
Tip #2: Wipe, Wipe Away!
The jars, containers and bottles in your kitchen can easily get greasy and dirty in no time. They can also invite in pests like ants and cockroaches. That’s why making sure that the outside of these jars and bottles are completely clean and dry, is pivotal. We recommend wiping the grime and grease every time you use it. This might seem a bit of a neat-freak tip but it will actually save you cleaning time later on. Simply wipe these jars and bottles with a fresh piece of paper towel or microfiber cloth before placing them back in their original locations.
Tip #3: Convert to Plastic Containers
Another way to tidy up your kitchen is ditching the original packaging of the ingredient that comes in all kinds of sizes and shapes. Instead, store your groceries and ingredients in plastic food containers. These containers will take up less space in your kitchen and overall make it look more organized. You can also label each container to avoid the ingredients from mixing up.
Tip #4: Keep Things Organized
We can’t stress enough on how important it is to keep your kitchen tidy and organized. If your kitchen is neat and systematically arranged, you’ll be able to work more efficiently in a more productive environment. On top of that, your kitchen will be a cleaner place. We suggest that you organize everything you’ve stored in your kitchen cabinets and your pantry to your fridge and freezer. You might need to take out a complete day from your schedule to get things organized but it will definitely be worth it in the end, we promise you!
#5: Fall in Love with Trays and Liners
These items in your kitchen aren’t just used to serve guests; you can actually use them to keep your kitchen cleaner. Spills on liners and trays are relatively easier to clean and more convenient as well. You can also line all your trays with aluminum foil to further make it easy to clean spills and food stains.
Additionally, you can add a shelf liner inside the kitchen cabinets to make it easy for you to clean any food spills and splashes. In the same way, you can line the shelves of your fridge and freezer to not only make cleaning easy but to separate different food items and avoid them from getting contaminated.
It’s a good idea to purchase reusable and sustainable liners for the oven so that you can easily clean and recycle the liners without the worry of buying new ones.
#6: Do the Dishes Before You Sleep
This one is of absolute importance if you really want your kitchen to be clean and a healthy place in your home. Don’t leave your dirty dishes for the morning; throw them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand before you hit the bed. You should also wipe the counter tops of your kitchen one last time before you go to sleep and it won’t take you a lot of time.
If you’re a busy homeowner who simply does not have the time and energy to invest in kitchen or any other house cleaning then don’t fret. Call Dashing Maids today for the best house cleaning services in Denver. We’d love to help you with your cleaning chores while you can sit back and relax.